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Rory Van Loo

Visiting Professor of Law

Fall 2024

Rory Van Loo
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Rory Van Loo’s research focuses on how technological, financial, and social shifts invite us to rethink the regulatory framework for consumer-facing businesses. His articles on these topics were twice chosen through blind peer review for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and have been published by leading law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Virginia Law Review. He teaches in the areas of technology, contracts, financial regulation, and commercial law.

Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Van Loo served on the implementation team that set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, helping to build the framework for supervision of large banks. He also spent several years at McKinsey & Co. conducting empirical studies for multinational corporations in mergers and acquisitions, marketing, and organizational design.

Professor Van Loo’s intellectual study of digital markets began with an undergraduate major in science, technology, and society, with a focus on computer science. He then received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel to Argentina, Costa Rica, the Cote d’Ivoire, India, Mali, Peru, Senegal, and Vietnam researching the social impact of the internet.


  • Ph.D. Law Yale University
  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • B.A. Science, Technology, and Society Pomona College